About Kayes Region
Kayes is one of the regions of Mali and has its capital in Kayes town. Kayes region is bordered internationally by Mauritania to the north, Guinea to the south, Senegal to the west, and locally by the region of Koulikoro to the east. Kayes is predominantly made up of four ethnic groups: Soninke, Malinkes, Khassonkes, and Fulas.
The region of Kayes is further divided into seven cercles (second-level administrative unit in Mali) namely Kayes, Bafoulabe, Kenieba, Kita, Diema, Nioro and Yelimane. The Baoule, Bafing and Bakoy rivers cross the region with the latter two joining at the town of Bafoulabe to form the Senegal River.
Tourist Attractions In Kayes
The Felou falls and Gouina Falls are in the region and located on the Senegal River. Also in the region is Lake Magui and Lake Doro. Kayes Region also has the Bafing National Park. The Bafing National Park is a 5,000 square kilometres park providing protection for chimpanzees. Visit the Park to see the chimpanzees in their natural environment and see the woodlands dominating the landscape. The Boucle du Baoule National Park with an area of 25,330km2 spans all the way from Kayes Region to Koulikoro region and is known for its rock arts and tombs.
Where To Stay While At Kayes
While at the Kayes region, stay at the Hotel Medine at Khasso, which can be booked here on Jumia Travel.